Steve Christianson, owner of the former Citrus Grille in Airmont, N.Y., is planning to open his new Ho-Ho-Kus restaurant in January 2011, according to his wife, Judi Christianson, who will be the restaurant’s manager. The couple had expected to open in the fall, but were delayed by construction on the 611 N. Maple Avenue building that will be home to their 125-seat BYO. The restaurant will have outdoor space and a private party room, and Judi Christianson said her husband’s menu will be “more innovative” than at Citrus Grille. She said they will not reveal the Ho-Ho-Kus restaurant’s name until closer to the opening.
There's certainly a market in Bergen County for this level of restaurant. Picnic has been selling out during the week (!), and I understand Cafe Panache is often sold out.